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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.94
SPAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SPAR: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.85 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.94
Equity to Asset 0.68
SPAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. SPAR: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.68
0.31
0.8
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.38
M-Score: -2.19
WACC vs ROIC
12.37%
0.86%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.06
SPAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. SPAR: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.75  Med: 3.43 Max: 8.14
Current: 0.06
-1.75
8.14
Net-margin (%) 0.25
SPAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. SPAR: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.33  Med: 2.33 Max: 5.33
Current: 0.25
-7.33
5.33
ROE (%) 0.81
SPAR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. SPAR: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -24.06  Med: 9.15 Max: 34.38
Current: 0.81
-24.06
34.38
ROA (%) 0.55
SPAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. SPAR: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.28  Med: 5.93 Max: 14.73
Current: 0.55
-16.28
14.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.54
SPAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. SPAR: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -21.2  Med: 15.42 Max: 44.02
Current: 0.54
-21.2
44.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
SPAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SPAR: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9  Med: 4.80 Max: 29.3
Current: 5.2
-20.9
29.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.30
SPAR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. SPAR: -14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.7  Med: -5.30 Max: 143.8
Current: -14.3
-57.7
143.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
SPAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SPAR: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -75.1  Med: 6.60 Max: 64.9
Current: 14.5
-75.1
64.9
» SPAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SPAR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 192,852 sh (New)
John Rogers 3,786,479 sh (+1.22%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,491,985 sh (-0.03%)
Jim Simons 12,100 sh (-57.62%)
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Q4 2014

SPAR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 17,500 sh (+44.63%)
John Rogers 3,720,639 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,477,274 sh (-0.99%)
John Rogers 3,720,639 sh (-1.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones 157,086 sh (-18.55%)
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Q1 2015

SPAR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 42,100 sh (+140.57%)
John Rogers 4,000,771 sh (+7.53%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,355,793 sh (-8.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 124,119 sh (-20.99%)
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Q2 2015

SPAR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 68,800 sh (+63.42%)
Chuck Royce 1,413,793 sh (+4.28%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,973,486 sh (-0.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 76,534 sh (-38.34%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 166.54
SPAR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. SPAR: 166.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 21.13 Max: 845
Current: 166.54
1.56
845
Forward P/E 20.62
SPAR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. SPAR: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 167.30
SPAR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
90% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. SPAR: 167.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 21.16 Max: 845
Current: 167.3
1.56
845
P/B 0.89
SPAR's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SPAR: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.13 Max: 6.53
Current: 0.89
0.44
6.53
P/S 0.28
SPAR's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SPAR: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.39 Max: 1.51
Current: 0.28
0.08
1.51
EV-to-EBIT 194.19
SPAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. SPAR: 194.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -205.2  Med: 10.15 Max: 443.3
Current: 194.19
-205.2
443.3
Current Ratio 2.46
SPAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SPAR: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.46 Max: 6.3
Current: 2.46
1.63
6.3
Quick Ratio 1.43
SPAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SPAR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.76
Current: 1.43
0.92
3.76
Days Inventory 59.77
SPAR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 73.81 vs. SPAR: 59.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.77  Med: 59.62 Max: 101.63
Current: 59.77
39.77
101.63
Days Sales Outstanding 43.27
SPAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 53.49 vs. SPAR: 43.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 30.14  Med: 40.31 Max: 71.14
Current: 43.27
30.14
71.14

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.31
SPAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SPAR: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.87 Max: 5.7
Current: 2.31
0.42
5.7
Dividend Payout 2.51
SPAR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
95% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. SPAR: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.60 Max: 5
Current: 2.51
0.16
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.32
SPAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. SPAR: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.87 Max: 5.7
Current: 2.32
0.42
5.7
Share Buyback Rate -0.80
SPAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SPAR: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4  Med: -0.70 Max: -6.3
Current: -0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.66
SPAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. SPAR: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.69 Max: 7.94
Current: 1.66
1.04
7.94
Price/Tangible Book 1.05
SPAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SPAR: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.54 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.05
0.62
4.68
Price/Projected FCF 0.56
SPAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 13 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SPAR: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.09 Max: 23.92
Current: 0.56
0.43
23.92
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
SPAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPAR: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.67
Current: 0.71
0.2
2.67
Price/Graham Number 2.27
SPAR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. SPAR: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.23 Max: 4.62
Current: 2.27
0.24
4.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.50
SPAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SPAR: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 7.80 Max: 74.8
Current: 0.5
0.2
74.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -25.21
SPAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.09 vs. SPAR: -25.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -44  Med: 0.20 Max: 48.2
Current: -25.21
-44
48.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 549 568
EPS($) 0.07 0.21
EPS without NRI($) 0.07 0.21

Business Description

Industry: Truck Manufacturing » Truck Manufacturing
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Traded in other countries:SP8.Germany,
Spartan Motors Inc was organized as a Michigan corporation on September 18, 1975. The Company is a niche market engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. It operates in three reportable business segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Vehicles. Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment. Delivery and Service Vehicles segment consists of Utilimaster and is engaged in designing and manufacturing walk-in vans for the delivery and service market and the production of commercial truck bodies along with related aftermarket parts and assemblies & Specialty Vehicles segment consists of the Spartan Chassis operations that engineer, manufacture or assemble motor home chassis, defense vehicles and other specialty chassis and distribute related aftermarket parts and assemblies. It has five wholly owned operating subsidiaries: Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., located at the corporate headquarters in Charlotte, Michigan; Crimson Fire, Inc. located in Brandon, South Dakota; Crimson Fire Aerials, Inc., located in Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Utilimaster Holdings, Inc located in Wakarusa, Indiana; and Classic Fire LLC ("Classic Fire"), located in Ocala, Florida. Spartan Chassis is a designer, engineer and manufacturer of custom heavy-duty chassis. Crimson engineers and manufactures fire trucks built on chassis platforms purchased from either Spartan Chassis or outside sources; Crimson Aerials engineers and manufactures aerial ladder components for fire trucks; Classic Fire engineers and manufactures fire trucks that are built on commercial chassis and offered at a lower price point for use as brush trucks, urban interface, tankers and smaller rescues; Utilimaster is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles made to customer specifications in the delivery and service market. The Company markets its specialty vehicles, including custom emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and other specialty vehicles, throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as select markets in South America and Asia, primarily through the direct contact of its sales department with OEMs, dealers and end users. The Company utilizes dealer organizations that establish close working relationships through their sales departments with end users. The Company competes with companies that manufacture for similar markets. Its direct competitors in the emergency vehicle apparatus market are mainly smaller manufacturers. The Company's manufactured products and the industries in which it operate are subject to extensive federal and state regulations.
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